Have you been following the Twisted and Twirled MCAL and MKAL? It’s a really cool opportunity to crochet or knit along with a series of instant gratification crochet jewelry patterns that celebrate twistiness. Crochet designer Jessie at Home says of this one, the third in the crochet series, “It has 6 full twists in it, creating a beautiful spiral of color. The Chain Slip necklace can be worked up in no time with less than 50 yards of sport weight yarn.” It’s made of just slip stitches and chain stitches.
Did you know Jessie has more than 130 free crochet patterns?
It’s time for the 3rd quarter of The Crochet Awards, focusing on categories of crochet for the home. This week the Judges’ Nominations are being announced. Then it’s time for fans to add their nominations and in September everyone can vote for their favorites to win.
Today, August 15th, is Granny Square Day on Instagram. People are taking photos of individual four-round granny squares to create collaborative virtual crochet blankets. Learn more from suregal27; see the photos by looking at hashtag #Grannysquareday2015.
The Flower Power collaborative crochet art project by Prudence Mapstone went to Canberra
Sneak peek of the patterns in Let’s Go Camping! Crochet Your Own Adventure by Kate from Greedy for Colour
Quick Crocheted Accessories by Sharon Zientara reviewed by @crochetkween
Christmas Crochet Book from Design Wars designers
20 Most Readable Crochet Books in Fiction and Non-Fiction
@jessie_athome did a designer roundup of knit and crochet designer Kira K Designs
Bobble stitch heart crochet potholder free pattern from Sew Simmer and Share spotted via @creativejmom
Crochet pom scarf pattern for sale from Hopeful Honey
Crochet wrap free pattern from Jessie At Home
Crochet slippers free pattern from @fiberflux
Chain scarf crochet free pattern from Undeniable Glitter
Urban Broomstick Lace Slouchy Hat crochet pattern, free when you join the @bhookedcrochet newsletter
Three triangles crochet wall hanging free pattern by The Lazy Hobbyhopper
Striped jelly jar cover free crochet pattern @fiberflux
Amigurumi cutie free crochet pattern from Sew, Simmer and Share
Alligator pencil pouch free crochet pattern from @allfreecrochet
Crochet hedgehog potholder free pattern from Crochet Spot
Southwest crochet blanket free pattern from @afcap
How to crochet granny stitch from Cream of the Crop Crochet
How to reverse single crochet @bhookedcrochet
5 tips for crochet stitch diagrams via @crochetme
Moogly asked readers how to hold a crochet hook and got tons of different answers and photos; photo by Tianna Byrtus
Illuminate Crochet provides tips and information about copyright, licenses and trademarks as they apply to creating crochet characters
Jessie At Home shared Awesome Breastforms, which “are created by a group of women who have come together for the singular purpose of crocheting or knitting handmade prosthetics for women who have had mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery”.
Other Crochet Inspiration
Tips for choosing and using multi-color yarns from @UCrafter
Other Crafty Stuff
Artist Robyn Rich shares her creative haven @apttherapy
Faces made from folded sheets of fabric via Fubiz